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Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Movie Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

| July 15, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic At the end of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ the 2011 version of the classic 1968 ape movie, you were left with a haunting sense that humans had gone off their rockers and apes, the aggrieved, seemed saner. The premise for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the […]

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

| July 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could have avoided controversy—and been on point—if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t loyal.” They ain’t, to borrow the vernacular. Although people of color comprised […]

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Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

Right-wing gets it wrong on Mississippi

| July 12, 2014

White conservatives upset blacks voted Republican By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about blacks not voting  for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP runoff between incumbent Senator […]

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GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

GOP’s reverse ‘Southern Strategy’

| July 12, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week’s election results infuriated me and not for the reasons you might suspect.  My anger has less to do with the outcomes of the various elections, but more to do with the means of getting to the outcome. The most watched election of this year was the Mississippi Senate […]

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Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

Congresswoman Waters calls for thorough investigation into California Highway Patrol beating

| July 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES—Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement July 9 in light of a video showing a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman in the face on the 10Freeway: “In the wake of the recent video showing an African American woman being viciously punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, we are once again witnessing […]

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South Side class of ‘89 to celebrate 25 year reunion next month

South Side class of ‘89 to celebrate 25 year reunion next month

| July 11, 2014

Courtesy of the South Side High School Reunion Committee, Class of 1989 FORT WAYNE—ROLL CALL!  Session is about to be back in.  The South Side High School Class of 1989 is scheduled to host their 25-year reunion Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 in Fort Wayne. The schedule of events for the reunion includes: Friday, Aug. […]

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Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

| July 9, 2014

Johnnie Mae Goldsby was born on March 27, 1923 in Browns, Ala., to the late William H. Dixie and Willa Lee (Glover) Dixie. She went home to be with the Lord at the age of 91 on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing and Rehab Center. She retired from GE after many years of service. […]

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Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

| July 4, 2014

Freedom 50 teaches method of organized struggle By Hollis Watkins Special to the Afro (The Afro)—Racism is still alive and well in Mississippi and throughout this country just as it was in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. This clearly suggests there is much work to be done. When we look at those in control of […]

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Voices of Unity choir impresses New York City at Carnegie Hall

Voices of Unity choir impresses New York City at Carnegie Hall

| July 2, 2014

Acclaimed youth serve as Fort Wayne’s cultural ambassadors to world Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation NEW YORK—Fort Wayne’s Voices of Unity traveled to New York City recently to partake in a number of exciting events that culminated in an impressive performance at the world renowned Carnegie Hall. The students, most of […]

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Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

| July 2, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (NNPA)–Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced. Chavis is president of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.), the premier provider of […]

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